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Ajay Devgn starts shooting for Gangubai Kathiawadi with Alia Bhatt

The veteran actor is working in a Sanjay Leela Bhansali production after more than 20 years.

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Reports had suggested that veteran actor Ajay Devgn would be playing a supporting role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Alia Bhatt-starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi (2021). It has now been confirmed that the actor is indeed part of the film.

Devgn began shooting for Gangubai Kathiawadi today on a grand set in Mumbai. The news was shared by Devgn’s publicist.

Bhansali and Devgn are working together again after more than 20 years. The last time they worked together was on the blockbuster hit Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), which also starred Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

This is the second project involving Alia Bhatt and Devgn. They are also co-stars in SS Rajamouli’s ambitious upcoming project Roudram Ranam Rudhiram aka RRR (2021).

But Gangubai Kathiawadi is set to be released before RRR. The release date for Gangubai Kathiawadi has been set for 30 July. RRR is slated for release during Dussehra this year.

A teaser for Gangubai Kathiawadi was released earlier this week and became the talk of the town. The film is based on the life of a real brothel keeper named Gangubai Kothewali and is adapted from a chapter in journalists' S Hussain Zaidi and Jane Borges’s book Mafia Queens of Mumbai.